If you’ve been wanting to start your cryptocurrency journey, there is an ongoing contest that may give you some motivation.
One winner will be awarded $250,000, six winners will be awarded $25,000, and 1,000 winners will be awarded $100 — all in Bitcoin. Winners will be notified around Nov. 29.
In addition to the contest, all new users receive $5 worth of Bitcoin for free upon verification of ID.
The sweepstakes is available to all U.S. residents, except Hawaii, D.C. and U.S. territories.
If you already have a Coinbase account, there’s still a way you can enter — by mail. You can find detailed information and directions here.
One Bitcoin is currently worth over $63,000, according to real-time data tracked by CoinMarketCap (market capitalization is constantly changing). Its market capitalization is currently over $1.1 trillion.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is currently the largest cryptocurrency and the first to be widely adopted, according to Coinbase. It was created in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonymous person or team.
Cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to be used over the internet. It’s decentralized, meaning it isn’t controlled by the government or any other central authority such as a bank.
How do I invest in Bitcoin?
Once you create an account, specialists “will roll over your funds from an existing retirement fund, execute the self-directed trade, and move your coins securely into a digital wallet,” according to its website.
To invest, you don’t have to buy one entire Bitcoin, you can buy just a fraction.
What is cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to be used over the internet, according to Coinbase. It’s decentralized, meaning it isn’t controlled by the government or any other central authority such as a bank.
If you’re interested in investing in other cryptocurrencies such as Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, Cardano, Ethereum and Tether, here are some options to get you started:
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